This is a discussion on Tilt within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Dumb question alert. How do I deal with tilt, I get 1 outed on rivers and that tournament can make me tilted and ruin all
TILT! There is loads of advice in the forum about Tilting or not. In a nutshell, I believe tilt doesnt exist. Ignore bad outcomes because that is poker....poker is probability, so you always have a chance of losing and just because you are favourite at any one stage doesnt guarantee a win. Dont tilt...just keep focused and play great poker.
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Tilt is an emotion in poker that you must overcome quickly, if not the odds of success in poker are not good. We all get discouraged from losing with a great hand or from a bad beat, how we rebound is important. Personally, I try and fold most hands immediately after, unless it's a great hand. I over bet a good hand to create the illusion of tilt. Hopefully I get my opponent to call off a big pot. Success is the best way to get off tilt.
Dumb question alert. How do I deal with tilt, I get 1 outed on rivers and that tournament can make me tilted and ruin all my other tournaments any advice etc....
These answers are too general. You will find that the more you play poker, the more life lessons you will learn, and the more you learn about yourself. Ultimately you have to control YOU. Nobody else can. But it is a slow and difficult process.
People say do this and do that, but you have to go down a path that works for you. And everyone's path is different. Tendlers book is pretty good though.
Inspite of being a newbie in poker I've already faced such difficulty as tilt, that's very desparate when your opponent has 2 outs and he hits them on the river, but still if you have some chips left behind your back, just follow advice of Negreanu:
"Just say to yourself how damn bad you feel about this situation, how irritated you are, try to describe the situation and your impressions as detailed as possible. Then pull yourself together and get down to bussiness again." I've tried it several times and somehow magically it helps, but try to be as genuine as possible with yourself, don't avoid talking aloud.
Good luck for you and its whole abscence for your opponents who are waiting for emergency exit on the river!
Sincerely yours, mrpolyglott from Russia with love!